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Bath Film Festival - The Mexican Suitcase

 

Please purchase your own ticket for the stalls.

The Mexican Suitcase
Director: Trisha Ziff
Mexico, Spain, USA | 2011 | 86m | nc | sub-titles
Little Theatre, 6.20pm | £12/£10 (balcony), £9/£7
The focus of this extraordinary documentary
is the lost Spanish Civil War negatives of three
great war photographers – Robert Capa, Gerda
Taro, and David ‘Chim’ Seymour. They were
found in Mexico in 2007 in three boxes nicknamed
‘The Mexican Suitcase’. Their mysterious journey
from Capa’s printer in Paris to their discovery
in Mexico serves as a springboard, catapulting
us into the story of the refugees from the civil
war, many of whom went to Mexico. Only now is
Spain coming to grips with its past and there are
echoes of Chile’s and Argentina’s ‘Disappeared’
as the grandchildren of victims dig for traces of
their relatives. The images are now on display
in a photographic museum in New York founded
by Capa’s brother, and there is controversy over
whether they really belong in Spain.
Peter Anderson, formerly of Bath University
and now Director of Spanish Studies at Leeds
University, and BFF Patron Ken Loach (filming
obligations permitting) will take questions from
the audience following the screening.

Sponsored by The Norie Trust

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Enjoyed very much especially the Q and A at end .Unfortunately couldnt connect with the rest of the group coudnt see any of the others :-(

    November 18, 2012

  • Jess

    I managed to miss the train so will probably arrive as it starts, so please don't wait for me!

    November 18, 2012

  • Margaret

    Thanks Alan - will look out for rosette & beret!

    November 17, 2012

  • Alan

    I will aim to get into the Little as soon as possible but might be hard for me to keep 8 seats so please join me asap. Best if you get in early and swop seats if need be. I will be wearing a Spanish Republican rosette and beret (at least outside!) so as to be recognisable.

    November 17, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Viva Comrade !

      November 17, 2012

  • Alan

    Yes, please buy your own ticket for downstairs (stalls).

    November 6, 2012

  • Margaret

    Hi there, looking forward to hearing some Spanish again! Do we buy our own tickets - for balcony or downstairs? Thanks

    November 6, 2012

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